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Archive: February 18, 2007 - February 24, 2007

The Debate: Homework

Elementary School: Teacher gave me homework. Hurray! I'm a big kid, now. High school: Pull all-nighter finishing up homework after full day of school followed by school musical practice and family dinner. College: Procrastinate on all homework. Do bare minimum to pass. Too burned out from high school for extracurricular...

By Stacey Garfinkle | February 23, 2007; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (72)

Date Night

First comes relationship, then comes baby, then comes ... what's that? More dating? That's right. After the sleep deprivation, the months and years of feedings, diapers, night wakings, learning to roll, sit, crawl, walk, talk, read, etc., there comes a time for spouses, partners, adults in general to take some...

By Stacey Garfinkle | February 22, 2007; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

A True Miracle

Baby Amillia Sonja Taylor is a double miracle. Conceived via in vitro fertilization, she was born on Oct. 24, less than 22 weeks into her mother's pregnancy, weighing less than 10 ounces and measuring 9½ inches long. "We weren't too optimistic," Dr. William Smalling told the Associated Press. "But she...

By Stacey Garfinkle | February 21, 2007; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (103)

Little Girls, Big Influences

Short of living in a bubble with no television, magazines, music or toy dolls and having all your girls' friends live in that same bubble, the sexualization of girls has been continually moving earlier and earlier. What once were considered bad influences on teenagers now translate into girls as young...

By Stacey Garfinkle | February 20, 2007; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (0)


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